Online course details

UK/EU fee

£1,450 (2020/21)

International fee

£1,450 (2020/21)

Course level

Level 7

Course credits

20 credits

Start date

24 May 2021

Course length

10 weeks

Mode of study

Tutored online learning

Location

Online

Online course description

This course critically analyses the increasing need for effectively managing the global supply chain. This aspect of an organisation is seen as a ‘strategic asset’ which can improve efficiency, customer satisfaction and financial results. As a consequence, managing the supply chain is key in terms of how an organisation performs with regard to its goals and strategy.

Through a series of case study approaches, both live and historic, you will gain an appreciation of the vast nature of the supply chain, from tangible raw materials to the often intangible transfer of knowledge. You will critically analyse the infinite relationships involved in inward and outward logistics through the upstream and downstream operations. And through this gain an appreciation of how these chains should be managed to maximise customer satisfaction and value added, and therefore performance.

The course will facilitate the analysis of the pressure to improve internal operations, how logistics strategies should evolve and be implemented and how integrated supply chains are developed. You will gain a critical appreciation of a breadth and depth of disciplines and how they culminate in impacting upon the supply chain, and how these impacts should be managed.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course, you will be able to: 

Course content

Benefits

Offset course credits towards another qualification

Once you’ve completed this course you may be able to offset the 20 credits towards our online MBA Global. This would reduce the number of modules you would need to study and the total cost of the course.

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Tuesday, 17 November 2020 16.00 - 17.00

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Fees and funding

2020/21 Fees for new entrants

Starting between September 2020 and August 2021.

UK/EU fee: £1,450

International fee: £1,450

2021/22 Fees for new entrants

Starting between September 2021 and August 2022.

UK/EU fee: £1,450

International fee: £1,450

About your fees

Prices are correct for the year of entry shown. These are subject to annual increase in subsequent academic years.

Course requirements

Applicants should normally hold a good honours degree (minimum upper second class) from a UK university (or overseas equivalent) in any subject or a professional qualification deemed to be of equivalent standing. Alternatively, applicants may have significant management experience and a substantial record of achievement. Applicants meeting these criteria may not have previously studied at university

We welcome and encourage all applicants as long as they can be considered adequately prepared to succeed on the programme. If learners have few or no formal qualifications, they may be able to gain entry to the programme if they have the required communication and learning skills as well as the knowledge, experience and motivation to succeed.

All applications are considered on an individual basis. Applicants may be invited to an interview, either on campus or online, as part of the application process.

English language qualifications

We welcome applications from international students. If your first language is not English you will need to have at least one of the following English language qualifications listed below. You may be exempt from providing evidence of English language proficiency if you have gained your undergraduate degree from a UK university.

Documents to support your application

When submitting your application, please ensure it is complete, with all the relevant documents requested in the application form. These are listed below:

*Documents not in English or Welsh must be accompanied by a certified translation by a professional translator/translation company. Each translation must contain:

A list of approved translators can be found on the UK Government website.

How to apply

Students should apply directly to the University.

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